ENSAE Paris - École d'ingénieurs pour l'économie, la data science, la finance et l'actuariat

Job placement and careers

Beyond the economic fluctuations and the health crisis, ENSAE graduates benefit year after year from an extremely favorable situation on the job market.
Job placement and careers

ENSAE Paris graduates are identified by employers for their ability to exploit data by combining a high level of technical mastery with excellent knowledge of the application fields (economic modeling, finance, insurance, social sciences, quantitative marketing, etc.). They are thus both data experts and generalists with a broad vision capable of interacting with a variety of profiles and contributing to decision-making. More than ever, these skills meet the needs of companies (exponential increase in available data in all sectors and the need to use this information for decision-making), as surveys of professionals regularly attest.

ENSAE Paris graduates are called upon to work as executives in service and industrial sectors where scientific innovation is preponderant, whether in the private sector or in the public sphere, such as banks and insurance companies, large companies in the energy and transportation sectors, consulting firms, polling and research institutes, ministries, regulatory authorities, and French or international public organizations. They are present in all fields where economic and statistical modeling is a strategic issue.

In the digital age, the prospects for graduates are multiplied by the increasingly intensive production and use of data in all sectors of activity, well beyond the traditional outlets in the banking, insurance, finance and consulting sectors. More and more young graduates are now turning to entrepreneurship, particularly in relation to the exploitation of massive data.

Illustration with the ENSAE Class of 2023

Employment survey conducted among graduates of ENSAE Paris engineers, carried out in 2024 according to the methodology of the CGE (Conférence des Grandes Écoles) among the graduates of the last three cohorts.

The net employment rate, calculated excluding doctoral candidates and further studies, remains very high for graduates of ENSAE Paris engineers, standing at 94% for the class of 2023. Beyond economic fluctuations and the current crisis, the year 2023 once again illustrates the extremely favorable employment situation for graduates of ENSAE Paris in the job market.

81% of the graduates are currently employed in the private sector, compared to 15% in the public sector and 2% contribute their skills to associations or NGOs.

In terms of sector of activity for their first position, these graduates are very much focused on the consulting and studies sector (30%) which, along with financial and insurance activities (33%), are strong points of ENSAE Paris. They are also present in the IT and information services sectors (10%), government, local authorities and hospitals (10%), teaching, research and scientific development (5%).

Thesis pursuit concerns 15% of young graduates.

It should be noted that the scope of these surveys excludes ENSAE graduates who were already civil servants at the time of entry, thus underestimating the proportion of ENSAE graduates who subsequently hold positions in government agencies.

ENSAE graduates are still quickly integrated into the job market. In the last graduating class, 94% of our employed graduates found their job less than 3 months after leaving the school.

For 73% of employed graduates, the contract was signed even before graduation.

The share of graduates who start their careers abroad, mainly in the United States (4%), the United Kingdom (3.6%), and, to a lesser extent, Switzerland, Germany, China, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and Luxembourg.

In total, over the last three graduating classes, 12% of our alumni are currently working abroad.

The salaries of ENSAE Paris graduates remain among the highest of the major engineering schools.

For the outgoing cohort (excluding doctoral candidates), the average gross annual salary, including bonuses, is €63,150. Of course, graduates' salaries vary significantly depending on the sector of activity, the job they do, and their location. The figures in the survey reflect the fluctuations in these factors from one year to the next, which reflect the choice of graduates (private or public, finance, consulting or research, France or international...).

For the class of 2023 graduates in their first position in France (excluding doctoral candidates), the average gross annual salary with bonuses is €56,500, significantly higher than the average for schools in the CGE (Conférence des Grandes Écoles).

For graduates taking their first job internationally, the average gross annual salary with bonuses stood at €112,500 for the latest cohort, with again substantial variability.

The satisfaction rate regarding their current employment remains very high, at 89% (with graduates either satisfied or very satisfied, and 10% reporting neither satisfied nor dissatisfied).

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Results of the CGE 2023 Insertion survey